Pros: alot of charities to take part in, making over the hallways for halloween so that children could trick or treat safely, buying christmas gifts for children in foster homes, participating in the corporate challenge, free lunches, ice cream socials, box seats at indians games, tickets at cavs events, discounts at hotels and rental car places
Cons: budget cuts reduced alot of fun events
I would come in prior to my work shift to get myself ready for my day. I started off with checking any emails that may have been received once the prior shift ended or through the night. I'd take time to respond to the ones that I could answer quickly and without research. If some emails needed additional information or a request to follow up, I did so. I'd then start with projects that are sitting in my "IN" bin. These projects needed to be checked for receipt of field items; such as daily inspection reports, progress and final photos, final inspection reports, specifications and etc. If they had the final inspection reports and the items were complete, I'd make sure that the Warranty Dept. had a copy so that they could start processing. I would also make sure all of the items received were in our e-Builder system. If not, I'd scan the appropriate items. If a particular project was complete, I'd process the closeout manuals and its duplicates and FedEx them to the Sales Representative to present to the Owner. While doing this, I also archived files into the Iron Mountain system, placed orders for Office Max supplies, answered phone calls for either myself or executives, did various projects and assignments for the Vice President, processed expense reports for the superintendents/management, troubleshot Blackberry, iPhone and camera devices and etc.
My co-workers were wonderful, the department had moreso a family feel to it. Alot of us had been working together for years, so it felt very comfortable. The managers I had were the absolute best. They had an open door policy in – more... which I could feel comfortable enough to come right in and address any issues that I might have had. The hardest part of the job was finding solutions for old problems. For example, there might have been an issue with a project that happened in 1998 in which I would have to retrieve the project file, find out if the particular paperwork was inside of that file, if not coordinate with someone to get it completed. The problems were, some of the people that were on that project back then no longer worked for the company and they may have been the only ones that knew of the issue. A solution still needed to be found. The most enjoyable part of my job was when Halloween came around. Each floor would compete for the best dressed and best designed. Children from an elementary school would come and trick or treat down the corridors in a safe environment. The looks on their faces as they were dressed in their Halloween costumes as well as the screams of horror as they reached some floors (some were more scary then others). I think it was more fun for the adults then the children.
Working at Tremco I learned to organize my work more efficiently. I learned to set deadlines for projects or tasks as to manage my time more effectively. – less